NCCU students are our leading engagement ambassadors. Each undergraduate student at NCCU gives a minimum of 120 hours of service to the Durham community, but many give so much more. Students volunteer in unpaid internships and practicums, special events and placements provided by the Academic Community Service Learning Program. In the 2009-10 academic year, students completed volunteer hours with an economic impact in the Durham area of nearly $4 million.
NCCU faculty and staff are dedicated to setting an example for students. They are involved in research and community-based initiatives, and serve in leadership roles in local and state organizations that directly impact the well-being of communities. Dr. Seronda Robinson, an epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Education, coordinates campus blood drives on behalf of the American Red Cross and has led a health and fitness campaign with the goal of fighting chronic diseases, such as diabetes, that strike minority communities in disproportionate numbers. Dr. Jarvis Hall leads students in voter empowerment and public policy issues through the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change. Click on the links below to read more about the incredible work faculty and staff are engaged here in Durham and beyond: